Principals creating culture of innovation

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Principals creating culture of innovation

  1. 1. Creating a culture of innovation in our schoolsPresented by Arthur Preston Principal : Elkanah Senior Primary School
  2. 2. http://www.facebook.com/headthoughtshttp://twitter.com/artprestonhttp://www.diigo.com/user/artpreston www.headthoughts.co.za
  3. 3. As school leaders, we mustrecognise that no matter whatprograms we seek to introduce orstrengthen, our most importantwork is to improve the people inour schools. Nothing makes asmuch difference as the quality ofour teachers.- Todd Whitaker
  4. 4. ACTION 1- Encourage risk-taking and give permission to fail We cannot be afraid to fail. If failure is never an option, you can never innovate. – Matthew Power
  5. 5. Creative risk taking is essential to success in anygoal where the stakes are high. Thoughtless risksare destructive, of course, but perhaps even morewasteful is thoughtless caution which promptsinaction and promotes failure to seizeopportunity.- Gary Ryan Blair
  6. 6. ACTION 2- Set expectations
  7. 7. Clear Consistent Create accountability
  8. 8. ACTION 3- Reward innovation
  9. 9. Disgruntled InnovativeComplacent Entitled http://livinteractive.com/business/expectations-rewards-innovation/
  10. 10. ACTION 4- Model teachability
  11. 11. “If you sit at this interesting juncture between manyinformation flows and knowledge exchanges, you’re in agood spot to see innovation and share it with all thegroups you’re connected to.” – Valdis Krebs
  12. 12. ACTION 5- Lead by example
  13. 13. Highly effective principals understandtheir importance as role models.- Todd Whitaker
  14. 14. So, let’s dive right in!

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